For a long period of time, many people argued that before and after Long March, in order to achieve some purpose especially the unity of the southwest China, Chiang Kai-Shek deliberately released the Red Army, and drove it into the Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan Area. This argument was based on two facts：First of all, Chiang did not try its best to pursuit, only sent part of the central army to follow, and retained the main force in Jiangxi; Secondly, the KMT Central Army in Hunan did not wage big battles with the Red Army,and even escorted them. In fact, both two assumptions cannot be established. The above situation was caused by a variety of complex factors, and sometimes accompanied by historical coincidence. In the decision-making process, although we can see Chiang had comprehensive intentions and his gaming with the local strength, one should not simply assert that Chiang intended to let the Red Army succeed.
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